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Old Jan 5, 2007, 3:28 AM   #1
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Hello,

I was wondering if the sony software with the a100 allowed for control of settings via the mouse/keyboard on the pc. Basically, the a100 will be for a very specific function and because of the way its mounted I will not have very good access to the lcd on the back of the camera. I read somewhere the nikon dslr's were able to control iso settings and other functions through the computer software, and didn't want to assume the sony did the same. I would still be using the release on the actual camera in most cases...

Also was wondering if there was a setting in the software in which I could keep the usb cord attached, take a picture, and have the image show up on the attached computer screen after a short amount of time (<1 to 2 seconds, or even a bit longer I guess). Or, would I have to manually upload the pictures each time or in a batch? Does it differ if its a jpeg vs. raw in this regard?

Thank you very much if you can help with this.

I guess the other question would be, is there any other software that can do this if the supplied sony software can not?

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Old Jan 5, 2007, 8:08 AM   #2
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KM released remote software for the 7D...not sure if it would work on the Alpha or not (I kind'a doubt it). You can download it here:
http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/...-transfer.html
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Old Jan 5, 2007, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for the reply and link.

I did a bit more research and it appears nikon has their "nikon capture" program and canon had something as well, and a few third party applications as well. I wonder about pentax/samsung. The K100 may fit the bill as well if this is possible. Too bad they charge extra for these things.

Due to price, I may look at a few of the older nikon dslr, but it seems as if a lot were usb 1.1 and would take a while to get to the computer.

Thanks again.
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